The Optimist’s Daughter is the story of Laurel
McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to
New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly
young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she
grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of
the past, herself, and her parents. Download and start listening now!